Core Facilitation Skills

Intro to Facilitating Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings are an absolute necessity for geographically dispersed teams who need to collaborate to drive projects, solve problems and exchange critical information. Ineffectively lead meetings, however, can be complete time wasters, undermining the group’s productivity and buy-in. The reality is that virtual meetings require even more rigor and understanding of facilitative techniques than in-person meetings.

Drawn from our highly successful Making Meetings Work half day workshop, all techniques and best practices are geared to leading engaging, productive video or teleconference calls but can be applied to in person meetings as well.

  • Learn the role and beliefs of the facilitator in the context of creating powerful virtual meetings that engage, inspire and achieve outcomes
  • Understand the 5 core facilitaiton best practices and how to use them to gain group alignment
  • Recognize the importance of making your virtual meetings POP — defining purpose, outcome and process in creating meeting context
  • Learn practical engagement and process techniques to optimize group participation
  • Understand how to establish and get buy-in to group norms to minimize challenging virtual meeting behaviors
  • Anyone who leads meetings with participants on the phone or via video-conference
  • Anyone who is time crunched but wants an introduction to or refresher on core facilitation best practices
  • A workbook filled with templates, reminders, and methods they can refer to when transitioning new skills to their meetings
  • Tips and techniques for leveraging engagement tools on Zoom

We regularly conduct public classes that are open to individuals or groups. Complete this form to register.

Register For Intro to Facilitating Virtual Meetings (3.5 hours)

Note About Payments

We do not offer the ability to pay online so that we can ensure you are granted any discounts you or your organization may be eligible for. You will have the option to secure your spot in the class by paying with either a credit card or by Interac e-Transfer.

Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy (In-person classrooms only)

If you cancel more than 20 business days before the start of a workshop, you will be eligible for a full refund.

If you cancel 15-20 business days before the start of a workshop, Facilitation First will allow one courtesy transfer to be used in a future public workshop of equal or lesser value. This must be used within 12 months. A $150 per participant administration fee will apply for the courtesy transfer and will be charged at the time of the cancellation. For cancellations received less than 15 days before the start of a workshop or if you fail to attend, neither a refund nor a courtesy transfer will be issued.

Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy (Virtual classrooms only)

If you cancel more than 5 business days before the start of a workshop, Facilitation First will allow one courtesy transfer to be used in a future virtual public workshop of equal or lesser value. This must be used within 12 months. If you cancel less than 5 business days or fail to attend, neither a transfer nor a refund will be issued.

Our training is offered on-site, right where you are. It is one of the most cost effective and convenient ways for group training. Our workshops can be targeted or customized to meet your specific needs. An in-house session also enhances the relationships between learners, laying the foundation for partnerships that go far beyond the session.

For more information regarding our on-site training, complete this form.

Intro to Facilitating Virtual Meetings (3.5 hours)

If you have large populations of staff who lead meetings, Facilitation First certifies on-site client facilitators to teach our content and adapt it to your organization’s needs at a fraction of the cost required to pay external facilitators.

Certifying your in-house trainers in our programs will also enhance process facilitation expertise, providing more insight into facilitating meetings. Not only are you enhancing trainer competency, you are developing a cadre of internal facilitators!

To learn more, complete this request.

Request Info About Licensing Intro to Facilitating Virtual Meetings (3.5 hours)